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Local Services & Information

Local Services & Information

Welcome to Barnstaple

As a town, Barnstaple is often regarded as the social heart of North Devon, due to its central location and wide range of amenities.

As the premier town in North Devon, you’ll find great bars, great restaurants and big name high street shopping, as well as independent boutique shops, the proud local food producers selling their delicious delicacies in the Pannier Market. The town’s colourful history with its mix of new and old, modern and traditional, that’s behind Barnstaple’s charm.

This ancient town was granted its charter in 930 AD by King Aethelstan – the grandson of Alfred the Great. It lies to the north of Dartmoor and to the west of the beautiful Exmoor National Park. There are some lovely beaches not far away around Saunton and Woolacombe.

Local Services

Taxi Services

A1 Taxis – 01271 322922 (next door to the theatre)

B Line Taxis – 01271 322117

There is a taxi rank outside the theatre on Boutport Street.


Places to Eat

There are a number of takeaways in the Town Centre near the theatre.

Opposite the theatre is a Wetherspoons, The Panniers. Next door to the pub is Alexander’s Sandwich bar, perfect for a quick homemade takeaway.

There are several small takeaways on ‘Butcher’s Row’ next to the theatre including Block, The Cream Tea Cafe, The Cupcakery, East and West Bakery and more!

The High Street has all the usual recognisable brands such as Costa, Pizza Express and Prezzo.



The nearest supermarket to the theatre is a small Spar on Boutport Street, with a Tesco Express on the High Street. The is an M&S Food Hall inside the department store in the town centre.

The larger superstores can be found on the outskirts of the town; Tesco Superstore on Eastern Avenue, ASDA opposite the Barnstaple Retail Park and a Sainsbury’s at Roundswell Retail Park.

Medical Services

North Devon District Hospital (A&E)

Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4JB

01271 322577


Emergency Dentist

Barnstaple Health Centre, Vicarage Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 7BT

03330 063 300



North Devon Sports Injury Clinic, Unit 19/Ice Factory/Rolle St, Barnstaple EX31 1JP

01271 325866



Bear Street Chiropractic Clinic, 34C Bear St, Barnstaple EX32 7BZ

01271 328068